The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 28, 1986 · Page 11
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Sports The Salina Journal Tuesday, January 28,1986 Page 11 Berry: Pats have serious drug problem BOSTON (AP) — At least five New England Patriots have a serious drug problem and five to seven more are suspected to have a problem, Coach Raymond Berry told The Boston Globe in a copyright interview in Tuesday's editions. "I would say we may be I 28th in the league as far as I this problem goes, but there! are at least five players we I know who have a serious I problem and five to sevenl more whom we suspect very jjr strongly," Berry said. ^ The identifications of the t _ players, who Berry said in- Berry elude at least four starters, were not released. "We have a situation that exists here that we feel is intolerable. It has been going on for a year, and I had to weigh the damages of doing something about it immediately by going public," Berry said. "We felt with the season going the way it had, we had to keep our eye on the bull's-eye. That's why we didn't do anything before. But our bull's-eye looking is over,'' Berry said Monday, a day after the Patriots' 46-10 Super Bowl loss to the Chicago Bears. "It's time to do something about this problem, and it cannot be done in secret," Berry said. After being addressed Monday in New Orleans by Berry about the extent of the problem — specifically, the use of cocaine, the Globe said—and the possible consequences, the team members huddled for nearly two hours in their hotel with player representative Brian Holloway and his assistant, Ron Wooten. At the meeting, members of the American Football Conference champions voted to become the first NFL team to accept voluntary drug testing, the Globe and other sources said. Of 59 players on the roster, seven voted against the plan. Several abstained, the newspaper said. Berry was asked when the team returned at 11 p.m. Monday night to Logan International Airport if any players were going to be suspended as a result of the problem. "Not necessarily. All of us understand what the world is about today. It's just something we have to deal with," he said. Prior to the vote for drug testing, injured defensive end Kenneth Sims spoke forcefully in favor of the voluntary plan, the Globe said. "I just said that people's lives were more important than football," Sims said, 'i tried to speak from my heart. These things cause so many problems at home and in your life. We have to face it and we have to do something about it." Among the seven in opposition to the plan were Holloway and Wooten, both of whom opposed the testing on collective bargaining grounds. The National Football League Players Association, the players' union, has long opposed spot-testing or any type of urinalysis examination for drug use except in cases where the team physician perceives an individual problem or a player has previously tested positive. Eight NFL teams requested that their players take post-season drug tests this year, and all refused until the Patriots announced their compliance with Berry's request. "Many of the players involved are ones with important roles on this team. We can't afford to lose them. We don't want to see players traded because of a drug problem," Wooten said. "We also didn't want our season tainted by the actions of a few players, and to be honest, most of us were shocked to learn the extent of the problem. We all thought it was just a very few players. I'm flabbergasted," Wooten said. "What we decided to adopt was a voluntary drug-testing program that will be regular and frequent enough to prevent anyone from slipping through undetected. The key is that this is a personal agreement between this specific group of players, (General Manager) Patrick (Sullivan) and Raymond. "It's not a stance taken by the Patriots and it will only be in effect as long as Raymond is the coach and the Sullivans are the management," Wooten said. Wooten said a review board of players would be set up to evaluate any player who has a problem, and a course of action would be recommended. However, Berry said he was of the opinion that once a player was "cleaned up," any recurrence of a drug problem would result in immediate suspension for a year without pay. "I would hope there would be no casualties, but I am not naive," Berry told the Globe two weeks ago when he was first questioned about the team's drug problem. "I started working on this last January (1985). I went to see all 59 of our players then, and 58 of them agreed that a voluntary program might be a good idea. But since that time, we have had several players who we had cleaned up backslide," Berry said. "I had to make a difficult decision with some of them because I told them all along that if I (See Drugs, Page 12) Washburn No. 1 in NAIA rankings Washburn University may be only the second-rated team in NAIA District 10 but the Ichabods leap-frogged to the top of the NAIA's national rankings this week. Washburn was rated No. 4 in the nation and No. 3 in the Dunkel ratings for District 10 a week ago. But victories over Emporia State (64-63), Kearney State (72-S3) and Fort Hays State (66-61) in a five-day span improved the Ichabods' record to 18-1 and vaulted them to the top of the national rankings. The Ichabods captured 16 of 31 first-place votes in the national poll and had 589 total points. Cumberland (Ky.) was second with 10 first-place votes and 574 points, while Emporia State was third with one first-place vote and 502 points. While Emporia State remained No. 3 in the eyes of the national voters, the Hornets maintain a solid 4.0 lead over Washburn in the District 10 rankings. Emporia State is at 56.0 while Washburn is second with a 52.0 rating. Fort Hays State, the two-time defending NAIA champions, dropped to third place in the district (a 51.3 rating) after losses to Emporia State and Washburn this past week. The Tigers, 14-5 overall, also fell out of the national rankings. The 4-6 positions in the Dunkel ratings remain unchanged from a week ago as Pittsburg State is fourth (43.6) followed by Marymount (39.4) and Kansas Newman (37.1). Kansas Wesleyan took the biggest fall in the Dunkel ratings as the Coyotes fell from seventh a week ago to No. 12 this week. KW dropped its only two outings last week, losing to Bethany andSouthwestem. In the women's ratings for District 10, Friends and St. Mary of the Plains continued to be the top two-rated teams. Fort Hays State, fifth a week ago, moved into the third spot this week. Marymount, formerly the No. 3 team in the women's ratings, Ichabods fall TOPEKA (AP) — Kelvin Parham scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Drury Panthers to a 54-53 victory Monday night over the Washburn Ich- abods, ranked No. 1 in the NAIA. Washburn, led by Tom Meier's 20 points and eight rebounds, slipped to 18-2. Drury improved to 15-7. dropped to No. 4 this week despite defeating Fort Hays State (55-50) in its only outing last week. The complete national rankings for NAIA men's and women's teams are in today's Scoreboard section. MEN DISTRICT 10 DUNKEL RANKINGS School Ruling 1. Emporia State (16-2) 56.0 2. Washburn (18-1) 52.0 3. Fort Hays State (14-5) 51.3 4. Pittsburg State (10-6) 43.6 5. Marymount (11-10) 39.4 6. Kansas Newman (8-16) 37.1 7. Friends (8-7) 31.5 8. Bethany (10-8) 31.4 9. Tabor (10-8) .30.9 10. Southwestern (10-7) 29.9 11. Mid-America Nazarene (7-13) 29.2 12. Kansas Wesleyan (11 -4) 28.8 13. Ottawa (4-11) 27.2 14. Baker (7-12) 26.6 15. Benedictine (3-16) 26.1 16. Sterling (10-7) 25.8 17. St. Mary of the Plains (4-12) ..23.4 18.McPherson(7-9)q 22.7 19. Bethel (4-14) 16.9 20. St.John's-Winfield(l-16) 7.3 WOMEN DISTRICT 10 RATINGS School Rating 1. Friends (13-3) 2.3 2. St. Mary of the Plains (13-5) 2.9 3. Fort Hays State (9-8) 3.4 4. Marymount (14-6) 3.8 5. Piltsburg State (10-8) 5.6 (tie) Sterling (11-4) 5.6 7. Kansas Wesleyan (11-3) 6.8 8. Emporia State (8-9) 8.0 9. Washburn (6-13) 9.5 10. Bethany (8-9) 10.1 11. Benedictine (7-7) 10.5 12. Southwestern (7-9) 12.0 13.Mid-AmericaNaiarene(7-ll) 12.3 14. Bethel (6-8) 13.3 15.McPherson(6-8) 14.9 16. Kansas Newman (5-11) 15.0 17. Ottawa (2-13) 17.5 18. Baker (4-14) 18.2 19. Tabor (2-13) 18.3 20. St.John's-Winfield(0-14) 20.0 Spartans fall to Metro State, 67-58 L ; DENVER, Colo. — Marymount's basketball team fell to the .500 mark Monday night as the Spartans dropped a 67-58 decision to Metro State. The loss was the fourth straight for the Spartans, who fell to 11-11. Monday's contest was the first in two weeks for Marymount and the layoff apparently had an affect on the Spartans. They shot only 33 percent from the field and were out- rebounded 53-37. "We didn't play well enough to win against anybody, let alone on the road against a team with some talent," said Spartan coach Dan Pratt. Metro State grabbed an early lead and held a six to eight-point cushion most of the game. The game turned into a free throw shooting contest as Metro State sank 25 of 37 charities while Marymount was 18 of 27 from the line. There were 48 fouls whistled. "It was a very, very poorly executed basketball game by both teams, "Pratt said. Metro State's balanced attack was led by Rich Grass, who scored 12 points. Craig Hyman chipped in 11 for the Roadrunners, while Freddie Burgess and Ambrose Slaughter had 10 apiece. Marymount had only one player in double figures — junior Ernest Dugan, who scored 10 points. Rich Hamilton added nine points for the Spartans and Gerard Ward chipped in eight. "We just played very poor offensively," Pratt said. "We didn't play hard, we didn't execute the game- plan and we didn't convert our free throws." Marymount, which has played seven consecutive contests on the road, hits the road again Wednesday night when the Spartans meet Kansas Newman in Wichita. MARYMOUNT (58) Mansiield21-25,Rhine20-14,Ward32-38, Smith 3 0-0 6, Stephens 1 4-4 6, Belew 2 0-0 4, Robinson 01-31, Hamilton 2 5-7 9, Guitroz 1 3-4 5, Dugan 4 2-3 10. TOTALS 2018-27 58. METRO STATE (67) Burgess 3 4-6 10, Truiillo 1 2-2 4, Murphy 1 0-0 2, Krigler I 3-4 5, Crawford 1 0-0 2, Hash 32-48, Roper 1 1-33, Slaughter 2 6-810, Gra»» 3 6-912, Hyman 5 1-1 11. TOTALS 21 25-37 67. HALFTIME — Metro State 35. Marymount 30. TOTAL FOULS — Marymount 25, Metro State 23. FOULED OUT — Stephens, Robinson (Marymount). REBOUNDS — Marymount 37 (Dugan. Hamilton 6), Metro State 53 (Burgess 13). TURNOVERS — Marymount 14, Metro State 21. With Bears' team members Brian Baschnagel (left) and Tom Thayer (right) flanking him, Chicago general manager Michael McCaskey (center) holds the Lombard! Trophy aloft during Monday's celebration at Chicago's Daley Plaza. Fans welcome Super Bowl champs CHICAGO (AP) — The Bears returned home Monday in a tickertape parade through the downtown financial district of Chicago, where they were greeted by hundreds of thousands of cheering fans who clogged the streets, waved from windows and poured tons of shredded paper on their heroes. After a six-block parade, Bears President Michael McCaskey carried the Super Bowl's gleaming silver Vince Lombard! trophy through the crowd and onto a podium at Daley Plaza. McCaskey was ^welcomed by Mayor Harold Washington, who was clad in an orange-and-blue Bears stocking cap. "Super Bowl champions," Washington roared at the thousands who had braved arctic temperatures to jam the plaza, which last week was temporarily named "Bears Plaza" in honor of the team. "Today in this country, everybody is a Chicago Bear fan," said McCaskey, who then broke into the "woof, woof, woof, woof" dog bark used by the Bears' defensive line. Defensive tackle Steve "Mongo" McMichael told the crowd, "We got braggin' rights over the whole country." The Bears arrived about an horn- later than expected from New Orleans, where they defeated the Patriots Sunday, 46-10. They were ferried down LaSalle Street on buses, as children climbed trees and lamp posts to catch a glimpse and paper fluttered through the air like swirling snow. A number of team members climbed atop the buses and waved as fans — many carrying teddy bears, waving pennants or thrusting their index fingers skyward in a victory symbol—jostled to catch a glimpse. Fans also tried to climb onto the bus roofs, some falling back to the crowded street. Police Lt. William McTighe estimated that 500,000 lined the parade route while another 150,000 were in the plaza. The parade was led by Bears coach Mike Ditka, who rode in a car with an open sun-roof. Ditka stood in the opening, raising his hands triumphantly in a gesture of victory. Originally, plans had called for the Bears to be taken through the city in convertibles, but buses later were substituted. The temperature downtown was 8 degrees, with a wind-chill factor of 29 degrees below zero. Eight of the Bears' Pro Bowl players did not attend the celebration because they went directly to Hawaii for the Feb. 2 game. Not attending were Jimbo Covert, Jay Hilgenberg, Richard Dent and Mike Singletary, all starters in the Pro Bowl, and Dave Duerson, Otis Wilson, Dan Hampton and Jim McMahon, all reserves. The Bears' ninth Pro Bowl player, Walter Payton, was in Chicago earlier in the day but did not appear at the parade, Bears spokesman Ken Valdiserri said. Payton visited his home briefly and then left for Hawaii, Valdiserri said. South, Central girls lose Murray LOS ANGELES TIMES By STEPHEN WHITE Sports Writer NEWTON - For the fifth time in the event's 10 years, Salina Central and Salina South will battle one another Wednesday afternoon in the Newton Invitational girls' basketball tournament. Their semifinal matchup is a result of opening-round losses Monday night as Central fell 38-33 to Hut-' chinson and South lost 60-29 to Wichita Southeast. Central, now 5-7, led Hutchinson 158 in the second quarter and 19-18 at halftime. But the Mustangs, mired in deep foul trouble, were outscored 17-8 in the first 13 minutes of the second half and failed to recover. South, on the other hand, was quickly out of contention in its game against the second-ranked Buffaloes (Class 6A). The Cougars, winless in nine games, took a 4-0 lead at the outset before Southeast, unbeaten in 10 games, reeled off the next 18 points to take an 18-4 lead into the second HUTCHINSON 38, SALINA CENTRAL 33 Salina C.ntral (33) Taggarl 7-20 1-415, Fears 0-4 2-2 2, Brichocek 2-70-02, Harkin 1 -40-02, May 0-1 0-00, Cherry 4-11 0-0 8, Simmons 0-2 0-0 0. Budke 1 -4 0-0 2. TOTALS 15-53 3-6 33. Hutchlnion (38) Anderson 2-8 0-2 4, Parker 2-5 0-1 4, Melland 7-10 0-6 14, Kasselman 2-5 3-57, Link 2-4 1-2 5, Antoine 0-1 0-0 0, Tolbert 1 -3 2-3 4. TOTALS 16366-1938. Salina Central 11 8 6 8 — 33 Hutchlnion 8 10 10 10 — 38 TOTAL FOULS — Central 20, Hutchinson 10. FOULED OUT — Brichacek (SC ), Parker (H). TECHNICAL FOUL — Central assistant coach Meagher. REBOUNDS — Central 32 (Cherry 11). Hutchinson 31 (Anderson, Melland, Parker 8). TURNOVERS — Central 12, Hutchinson 15. WICHITA SE 60, SALINA SOUTH 29 Salina South (29) Sollars2-3 1-35, Wilcox 1-113-65, KimseyO- 3 0-0 0, Albin 0-2 0 -0 0, Krier 2-9 0-04, Nicolau 2-7 0-0 4, Maneth 4-7 3-6 11, Porter 0-0 0-1 0, Hamilton 0-1 0-0 0, Killion 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS 11 • 437-1629. Wichita Southeatt (60) Mull'ms 6-9 3-3 15, Hartnell 4-8 0-1 8, Williams 10-13 0-2 20, Diane Tholen 1-3 0-0 2, Donna Tholen 2-2 2-6 6, Johnson 0-3 2-7 2, Emery 0-2 1-2 1, Bell 1-42-24. Brown 0-1 0-00, Rhodes 1 -3 0-0 2, Washington 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS 25-4810-2360. Salina South 4 8 4 13 —29 Wichita Southeast 18 18 18 6 — 40 TOTAL FOULS — South 18, Southeast 14. FOULED OUT — None. REBOUNDS — South 41 (Maneth 11), Southeast 27 (Johnson, Williams 6). TURNOVERS — South 30, Southeast 18. quarter. The Buffaloes led 36-12 at halftime and 52-12 after sinking eight of their first 10 shots to open the second half, at which point Southeast coach Doug Kinley benched his starting five. Kareema Williams, a 5-11 sophomore and daughter of former Wichita State center Carl Williams, had her way against the Cougars. Deftly driving to the basket and occasionally rattling in 15-foot jumpers, Wil- liams went 10-for-13 from the floor to lead all scorers on the tournament's opening night with 20 points. Elaine Mullins added 15 points for the Buffaloes, who shot 62 percent while mounting their 40-point lead. Shelly Maneth, a 5-10 sophomore, led South with 11 points and 11 rebounds. South outrebounded the Buffaloes (See Girls, Page 12) Patriots were helpless against big, bad Bears NEW ORLEANS - Well, at least the Bears didn't eat anybody. Ever hear of Little Big Horn? Remember the Maine, do you? How about it, see any of Joe Louis' early fights? Newsreels of the Titanic? If you didn't, don't worry. Just get yourself a film of Super Bowl XX. Don't run it in slow motion. Unless you're the kind of guy who can watch an execution on a full stomach, don't run it at all. It was the football equivalent of all the natural disasters you can think of off-hand. It was as one-sided as a flood. If it was a contest, so is a train wreck. The New England Patriots were as helpless as a canary with the cage open and the cat loose. It wasn't a game, it was a mugging. The last time anybody got beat up this bad, one of the sides had rubber hoses. Or claws. It was the kind of pounding you give to somebody you're trying to make confess. The Humane Society should have gotten an injunction. The Grabowskis belted the Yuppies out on their $20 haircuts. It wasn't very scientific. An old- fashioned alley fight with the lights out. If it happened on the streets, they'd call the cops. The Bears aren't very genteel. Some teams tend to remove the football from you. The Bears remove you from the football. It's quicker. The Patriots weren't overmatched, they were overwhelmed. They showed up in red, white and blue, but by the first quarter they were black- and-blue. These were the modern equivalents of the Minute Men, all right. That's all they lasted, a minute. Let Longfellow write a poem about this bunch. Where was Paul Revere when they really needed him? Their quarterback hasn't completed a pass yet. To complete a pass, first you have to have the ball. As far as quarterback Tony Eason is concerned, the ball arrived with a 6-5 character named Richard Dent attached. He should have called time out and begged of his center, "See if you can get me the ball before No. 95 gets here. It's hard to throw him and the ball." There were times in the shotgun formation when Dent was waiting for it with the quarterback. Come back, Dieter Brock, wherever you are. All is forgiven. The Patriots' quarterback left the game in the middle of the second quarter about in the condition of a guy who has just flown 50 missions through flak or seen his own ghost. The Patriot line should have had turnstiles. The Patriots know what Custer must feel like. They had arrows sticking out them from every direction. They died with their boots off. And guns bolstered. In fact, in their sleep. The Bears scored on them every way they could except'by sea. The human refrigerator scored. But, that's nothing. A real one could have scored behind that line. Even by Super Bowl standards, the game was a clunker. I mean, how would you like to have paid $500,000 for a commercial half minute of the fourth quarter if you were an account executive? How about $1,000 for a pair of seats? You had to be the mayor of Chicago to have liked this game. The game was over as soon as Chicago got the ball. They didn't appear to know New England had showed up. They should at least have issued the Patriots blindfolds. Analyzing the victory is like analyzing a lion eating a rabbit. It was like Woody Allen sparring with Larry Holmes. You didn't know whether to laugh or cry. The star of the game is between 6-3 and 7-feet tall, weighs anywhere up to 300 pounds, has 2.7 children, is 12 units short of graduation at some football factory, drives a Japanese car and is either a Republican or Democrat and has a median income of $150,000. It answers to the name Richard or Dan or Steve or William or Mike or Wilber. Its last name is Hampton or Singletary or Dent or McMichael or Perry or Marshall. In other words, he's a composite. The star of this game was a six- headed garrison known as a pass rush. It was as unstoppable as a glacier and as pitiless as the noonday sun in the Sahara, a bunch of guys bearded like apostles who hit you like trucks with the brakes burned out. They awarded the game ball, so to (See Murray, Page 13)

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